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- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.95
Knowing how to fold a paper airplane can make you a better parent! Well, maybe not better, but you?ll certainly have more fun with your children, who understandably assume that you know how to do just about everything. If they only knew! Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite is for parents who want to teach their children what they really want... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 52.95
Strategic Recreation Management is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the fundamental principles, managerial techniques and practices in the public administration of recreational services. It covers every key facet of public management as it concerns recreational service, including organizational, operational, planning, developmental,... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00
What do circus performances communicate? They are rich in extreme skills and clever staging. They trigger strong emotions. They make beautiful sense. This book, which is grounded in the personal circus experience of the author, uses semiotics, pragmatics, and cultural studies to explain why we are irresistibly drawn to the circus. It shows... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 19.95
On small-town ballfields and county fairgrounds, the sideshow performers set up their tents and trailers in the shadow of the Ferris wheel. There they amazed us with daring feats such as fire eating and sword swallowing, intrigued us with exhibitions of human oddities and various "anatomical wonders," and yes, deceived us with illusions such as "Atasha... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 29.95
In 1910, when the town of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, it introduced a new kind of rodeo queen - not a traveling cowgirl performer but a young, middle-class woman from its own town. This work examines the history, evolution, and significance of the community-sponsored rodeo queen. more...
- Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00
Clowns slapstick is their primary mode of performance and allows them to provoke audiences to laughter wherever they perform. This innovative book, focussing on contemporary practice in the USA and Europe over the last 50 years, investigates the nature and function of clown performance in modern society. Through analysis of clowning in a range... more...
- Athabasca University Press 2008; US$ 29.95
An investigation of the meanings and iconography of the Stampede: an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for 10 days every July. Since 1923, archetypal ?Cowboys and Indians? are seen again at the chuckwagon races, on the midway, and throughout Calgary. Each essay in this collection examines a facet of the experience?from the images... more...
- The Intrepid Traveler 2011; US$ 9.99
Not a travel planner or guidebook, but a unique and entertaining collection of hundreds of multiple-choice trivia questions, fill with secrets and interesting facts about all aspects of Walt Disney World. more...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 49.99
During the first part of the twentieth century thousands of working-class New Yorkers flocked to Coney Island in search of a release from their workaday lives and the values of bourgeois society. On the other side of the Atlantic, British workers heade more...